Starring: Maxine Peake, Stephen Graham, Paddy Considine, Tony Pitts, Kevin Rowland.
Genre: Comedy, Drama.
Running time: 102 Minutes. Concise Critique: By Maxwell M. Lyons
Directed by Adrian Shergold, starring lead actress Maxine Peake, Funny Cow tells the story of an unnamed female comedian rising through the ranks of Northern England’s male-dominant comedy circuit during the 1970s and 1980s. Played out in retrospect, narrated mostly through soliloquy from Peake’s character herself, the film jumps back and forth between childhood and adulthood, illustrating events (related and unrelated) that led her to her current stage in life; a troubled past, disturbed childhood, and turbulent adult relationships to boot.
First and foremost, let me make one thing very clear, Funny Cow is far from your average comedy; don’t let the name fool you. At its core the movie presents more Shakespearian comedy than anything else; a tragedy interwoven with dry morbid satire. Beyond this, it’s not as clear-cut as your average cliché character journey either. Writer (and co-star) Tony Pitts almost seems to make a point to abandon narrative convention in favour of a melancholy realism — success isn’t met with a glamorous homecoming, the complexity of relationships isn’t always explained nor resolved, and there isn’t always a lesson to be learnt. Unconventional, yes, and quite jarring to say the least, but isn’t that more representative of life as we know it? Not everything can be wrapped up neatly, and in terms of telling the story of Peake’s character’s career success, not everything has to be. It’s actually quite refreshing in some ways and yet woeful in others, though to those who like a complete story with a satisfying closure to it you’ll be ripping your hair out.
In terms of cast performances, Peake does an exceptional job playing the dry-humoured defiant protagonist, acting out what is essentially closer to a one-woman show with the odd guest (though her acting can be a little heavy-handed at times). The supporting cast do a respectable job in complementing Peake’s performance, though none really steal the show quite like she does. Character and set design do well to enrich the portrayed narrative, and the soundtrack again acts as a fitting accompaniment albeit not overly noteworthy.
So, what is Funny Cow then? It’s presented as a comedy but feels more of a tragedy. The jokes are there, but the material ultimately isn’t even all that funny. It shows a journey but to little resolve, and even then, we only see fragments of a whole story, arranged in a near careless fashion. In essence, Funny Cow is a character-piece, through and through. It’s a little rough around the edges, and the narrative doesn’t always hold credibility in its capricious nature, but it has its merits. Funny Cow is not a movie for everyone, and it’s most certainly not the ‘laughing riot’ the trailer makes it out to be, but if you enjoy a good fictional biopic and are open to a bit of unorthodox narrative expression, you might just find Funny Cow to be a surprisingly enjoyable watch.
will be released in select Australian cinemas on July 26, 2018.
SPILL NEW Film By Aaron Lester Ellis website review by Olga Kirk
I watched the 8 min film twice. The school life is shown, the students with their hobbies, different characters and temperaments, The movie is short however it is long enough to teach lesssons and you will watch it in one breath. The main characters who play the teenagers perform magnificently well. The camera is fantastic and it is all done on a veyr high level! The "fabula" (the story line) of the story: the humans who are physically stronger can not win the sticky emotional situation that requers a fine approach by the power The silent power and the intelligent mind, the high morals and the mutual understanding and help are much more importtant than any physical power. Two main characters both go their ways - "through the thorns to the stars" so to speak. One of the heroes has a vividly more egoistic character and seems from the first glance like a bright leader but he looses at the end The second boy is more compassionate and he is very touching, but he is still being a child in reality makes better adult-like solutions in relation to the girl and to the pupils younger in age. I was moved how he got out of the complicated situation as a real winner. I recommend everyone to watch this film especially for young teenagers of 7-20 years old. We should all borrow that quality of silent power that is more important than many words pronounced in vain in life. There some beautiful characteristics that define real hero in life: no the ones who show it but he ones who usually do not shoow it loudly. There is a high price on the people like that.
A beautiful piece of sadist French film, See you Up There provides much for the viewer to appreciate, reflect upon and spectate. The film is quaint for those who enjoy French Cinema, action packed for those who enjoy historical film interpretations and romantic in unexpected ways. The film captured me from its beginning credits, with a dog running through a breathtaking landscape. Although not a French speaker, the subtitles were easy to follow and I fell in love with the characters regardless. The storyline and quirks of the characters were enough to make my heart warm, and the evilness of some characters make my blood boil. Definitely one to watch, enjoy and
NO DATE, NO SIGNATURE NEW website review by Roslynne Garwood-Webb
No Date No Signature Review by Roslynne Garwood-Webb
A beautifully crafted story about the cumulative effect our decisions and actions can potentially have on all of those around us. Kaved is a forensic pathologist who when driving home one evening is involved in an accident with motorbike carrying a family. Everyone appears to be uninjured but the following day the young boy arrives at the morgue having passed away the day before. Autopsy findings show that the boy did not die from anything directly related to the accident and that it was in fact Botulism that was the cause of his death. In yet another play of consequence of action by the child’s father , lives are destroyed and changed forever. In a final play of retribution Kaved endeavours to make right and orders an exhumation of the child’s body to more thoroughly examine the child to rule out all possible causes of the death. The result is catastrophic for Kaved but you come to realise that for Kaved, justice has been served and he has done what needed to be done in order to make things right. No Date No Signature was pleasant to watch and although quite simplistic in regards to cinematography, you very much felt you were one with the film. I would highly recommend this film. 7/10
review by Susan Reynolds
“No Date, No signature” 7/10 Iranian Drama Persian Subtitled in English Noori Pictures
Review by Susan Reynolds
Amir Aghaee as Kaveh Nariman Zakieh Behbahani as Leila Speed Dakh as interrogator Navid Mohammadzadeh as Moosa
Director Vahid Jalilvand Ali Zarnegar
The compounding of human errors are a theme in this film. Life lessons, honour and morality examined. Life so often isn’t fair and existing is sometimes tenuous and death can be untimely. Bad things happen to good people and good people make mistakes. Worse scenarios can be made worse with impulsive actions.
Doctor Kaveh Nariman had an accident in his car trying to escape damage done to him by another driver. As a consequence he drove off the road and injured a young 8 year old boy. Doctor Kaveh Nariman showed concern for the boy who was injured at the scene and wished to take the child to hospital who was complaining of neck pain; the boys father seemed untrusting and didn’t allow this.
Doctors Nariman’s principal error was not calling the police when the father strongly requested; because Dr. Nariman wanted to avert problems with his expired insurance. Instead he took on the role of organising the scenario and his suggestions went awry when father didn’t take his son to the ER.
The young boy dies overnight and is sent to hospital next day where doctor Nariman practises. Nariman does not disclose how he knows the parents of young boy. A colleague forensic doctor Salehi sites botulism poisoning from bad chicken after autopsy. Wife Leila blames her husband for killing the boy as he had bought bad cheap chicken to feed the family. Father full of anger fights with chicken seller Habib and puts him in a coma and he subsequently dies.
Doctor Nariman obsessed over his guilt in the matter but also hadn’t disclosed the injury prior to autopsy. So eventually after 13 days he exhumed the body of young boy he seemed hell bent on satisfying his own obsession with his guilt. He concluded death was from injury to the vertebrae.
He’d felt he’d destroyed Moosa’s life. He blamed himself and seems to want to shoulder all the blame. In the court he tried to make recompense. Even though as stated by experienced colleague that the boy was going to almost certainly die from the botulism in his body.
In a court hearing Dr. Nariman proclaims his guilt therefore unburdening himself from the obsession. He was to be sentenced now for his wrongdoings along with the father of the boy for the manslaughter of the chicken seller. Lab doctor is confused why doctor does not explain further critical details in order to relieve his own culpability.
There’s the strangely neglectful aspect of a Doctor driving and talking opening on the hand held phone indicative of different societal standards and sadly the environment and opposing lifestyles reflect the divide between lives of the rich and poor.
The Towering Inferno (1974) and Die Hard (1988) were both movies where the hero needed to save people in a high rise building. Skyscraper is the latest action movie to follow this idea and it may be entertaining but it doesn’t offer a story that is deeper than the ones before it. The tallest building in the world is on fire and the hero, Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) is betrayed by a friend and has to find a way to save his family who are unexpectedly in the burning building. Now do not get me wrong, this may not be a new story line, or a new idea, but the effects are certainly impressive. If there is a “star’ in the film it is the building, a beautifully designed Skyscraper, to be the tallest and most high tech building in the world. The graphics and effects on this building were outstanding, and if that is all you ask from a film you will be happy. I actually need a good narrative, a story that makes me care enough about the characters to want to see them triumph. We are very briefly introduced to the hero Will through an earlier tragedy in his life as an FBI agent. As a digital security consultant he has been hired to analyse the security of the Hong Kong building prior to the opening of the top 100 floors. Sawyer has brought his family with him on the trip. We discover he has married the doctor (Neve Campbell of Scream fame) who operated on him following the earlier incident and they have a set of twins, a boy and a girl. He is ‘set’up by an old FBI friend, and of course the villains plans all go awry. Though I do appreciate the fact that the movie is always going forward, and does not really slow down at any point, there were still no edge of your seat moments, and scenes that made you gasp and stop. The characters though fun, lacked development so it was hard to invest in them. And it felt unfortunately like a failed attempt at the 90s action classics just with a taller building. I did not hate the movie, and if you are looking for something that you don’t need to think about or get emotional about, this movie may be perfect. You won’t miss out on much by waiting for it to reach Netflix. Final warning though, if you get vertigo, I would highly suggest avoiding this movie at the cinema as it could turn your stomach and make you regret eating that popcorn. The person next to me spent much of the film with their face hidden as the terrifying heights are pretty much the main focus. So, though the characters were not invested like they could have been, and the story lacked originality, the effects were fun and you had an idea what to expect going in. 4 out 10 for this non Superhero big budget movie.
BBC Films based on Novel by Ian McEwan Drama 8/10 Review By Susan Reynolds
*Stunningly presented with authenticity to the chosen eras.
It’s the early 60’s we have a love between a couple both Uni graduates Florence Ponting (Saoirse Ronan) and Edward Mayhew (Billy Howle). Their respective families were dysfunctional for different reasons; she has annoyingly posh highly judgmental parents and his mother is “brain damaged” from an accident understandably this aspect had its own challenges. Flashbacks to Edward’s youth highlighted the fact that he solved problems with his fists. There were several scenes that insinuated that Florence experienced serious abuse from her father.
Despite all this they seemed to be able to navigate through various serious elements of each other lives offering support to each other. She was kind with his family when it came to accepting his mother’s mental issues for one; she even goes as far as help bring a sense of stability to what is often seen as a disjointed family. Edward was tolerant of Florence’s father’s interference to give him a job and there was a scene revealing of her father’s nasty character when the two men played tennis. As people Florence and Edward were both kind, sweet, intelligent and seemingly happy together.
Despite the social gap and some parental disapproval from her family the couple went ahead and got married. On the wedding night anxieties about the ensuing intimacy and the attempt itself failing just seemed all too much. It’s a pivotal point where emotions ran high and the monsters in the guise of insecurity immaturity and ignorance shred their love to pieces.
Edward was headstrong and angry and felt cheated at her suggestion of living a sexless marriage no one needs to know about. She inflamed the situation by mentioning they could live their lives as they like. Just as a local gay couple living together; I’d hazard a guess this was not readily acceptable for the 60’s and made things worse. His reaction was anger and resignation it was all over for him. He didn’t want to talk of her ever again.
Fate steps in and years later we are given just an inkling of their respective lives. This all prompts you to think of the fragility of relationships and how they can deeply affect individuals. Can’t help but feel sorry for what was lost.
Biography/Documentary 9/10 “Whitney” 2018 Transmission Films Review by Susan Reynolds
I hadn’t experienced any full-length films about Whitney Houston prior to this movie therefore as an appreciator of her music it was of great interest. There have been other films; what I can say is this endeavor is comprehensive. New information came out of the many interviews. Claims of sexual abuse seem believable however the accused did not go on trial in court.
Born on August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey, Whitney Houston came from a singing family. Her mother Cissy (highly successful backing singer) recognized and nurtured her daughter’s ability to sing as a child. Whitney’s cousin was Dionne Warwick, her godmother Aretha Franklin. Both Whitney’s parents strived to lift the family’s status to middle class.
The church had a pivotal role in Whitney’s socialization and offered a community of stability to her as a child; additionally a training ground for her gospel performances. This was all very positive until her teen years when all that was shattered with her mother’s affair with the church leader this had a profound effect on her concept of trust.
Early filming describes Whitney having a happy family life that varies from some of the accounts. Gradually as the film progresses more is revealed concerning Whitney and her stepbrother; both it is alleged are victims of sexual abuse at the hands of one of the relatives.
The film progresses through the important phases of Whitney Houston’s life cleverly interspersed with footage showing content both politically and socially relevant. The film was interesting; you felt you were on a journey.
Gaps are filled in for those of us who remember news footage and stories concerning Whitney in the news, her incredible talent and meteoric rise to fame. In 1989 Houston topped 25 million in album sales and surpassed the Beatles’s record with seven consecutive number one hits. Footage contains many of great moments and disappointingly also included the soul train awards in that same year where she was booed for her “white” music. The 1991 Super Bowl clips of the staggering performance and The Bodyguard from 1992 many of us enjoyed.
Sadly behind the glamour money and fast life style drugs featured and were easily accessible; her brothers also were addicts. Her increasingly bad health and the abusive relationship with husband Bobby Brown just fast tracked her immersion and deterioration.
Early on in the film we learn of Robyn Crawford who apparently had a 20year friendship with Whitney and who supposedly as her lesbian partner. Another unsubstantiated fact Whitney publicly denied when she was alive. Whitney ended their partnership because of the ultimatum from Robyn. Robyn said it was a choice between her or husband Bobby. Thereafter Whitney continued to be married to him for 15 years having divorcing in 2006. Bobby and Whitney’s life descended into a drug fest with Bobby Christina in the middle the marriage eventually came undone.
One critical conversation between filmmaker and Whitney Houston’s ex Bobby Brown; Brown arguing the film is not about drugs that’s not her life. I have to share the sentiment Kevin Macdonald stated about drugs. In my view it’s just not possible to ignore her problems with addiction.
The account made by music colleague who had spent 4 years with her and saw more than 5 million of dollars squandered with partying and extravagant living. When she was in the studio eventually the account was indicative of the deterioration. The days in the studio were few but when she was able to get it together she made her musician friend cry; he describes with emotion still about her amazing voice. Whitney sang from the heart.
We are all greatly in awe of people with these gifts but its how it rides with them. In an ideal world without drugs how different would the story have been I wonder. We all know now of how many greats like Whitney have been taken before their time.
There’s no denying the sadness one feels leaving the cinema after viewing her roller coaster life and eventual fall.
The film tried to dissect her personality, reasons for her addictions, her fears and poses questions about her motivations and comes to some conclusions others are left for the viewer to speculate.
TWO IS A FAMILY THE FILM TO PAY ATTENTION TO palace films RATE: 9/10
Life strikes and its hardships sometimes are much more scary than a long jump down the cliff to the ocean. The dark skin very handsome actor is playing a playboy in Paris: he changes women every day ,sometimes he swaps two for two. His life is careless and free till the knock at he door that changes it forever. . Suddenly his ex girlfriend appears at the doors and she gives his a baby to his hands with the words: " you are the dad , please take care of her" . Then takes money from his for the taxi and leaves back to London. Th girl is only a tool to change the guy's life style. He (Omar Sy) has responsibility now. Tie to grow up from a boy to the man! And now after 8 years of love and care he can give his life for this gorgeous girl. But god and life have their own plans for him. The film seemingly simple and even banal suddenly changes into a very unique and finest story. It does not yell into your face how good it is... It is simply there for us to enjoy the picture. It is very modest. But it is done with all the heart and all he care only the best films can be created. The camera is incredible. so is the soundtrack
The life is so full with the cruelty, unpredictable ad harsh turns, unfairness but it is so full of kindness so unconditionally but it is seen so rarely and so beautiful and so real.
The actors are sensational and you will cry more than you will laugh and smile.
Again: please pay attention on the music of genius Rob Simonsen .
It is a very fine line masterfully drawn in this picture between the comedy and drama. Sometimes the balance is hard to achieve but this is not the case. It is a laughter through the tears just like in real life.
This film would be right to call "Beauty and the Beast" Young Mary is gorgeous. She is also poor and very intelligent. She is 16 and all she does is reading in her father's book shop: days and nights. She also likes ghosts, she suffers from her step mother's bitter remarks, ... but f she has one free minute she runs to the grave yard to sit on her mother's grave. She is Mary Shelley, the woman who created (written) a frankenstein. So you thought this film would turn into a real gothic thriller, the scariest picture you have ever seen. Mary's life was not boring, no.... but the story tellers are never limited to what they show us in films compared t the "real"story. The story turned though more into a biography of the book author but without loosing the flavour of strong feelings. The adaptation is beautifully made (a bit long and a bit theatrical. The actors are more or less ok. but Douglas Booth is charming beyond any possible level if such level exists. He is simply a lover and a persuader in its perfect form. ... and even Lord Byron compared to him is nothing but the rotten bum in his old fur coat. We are shown the birth f a monster and the birth of the beast, the most scary creatures the literature could have given birth to. The two monsters appeared from the minds of the two people, from nothingness. The images mateialised and took the form the authors gave them. Both authors start their magic... but what do we see and who are the creators? there is a young and very naive girl and very talented and wretched mind whom she fall for. the interiors are mind blowing any artist would love to have at his disposal , the autumn nature is beautiful and divine. The poetry heard from every corner of the film is the finest. There are some down fall: there is no chemistry between two main characters what so ever. The story line jumps from one ting to another and feels like a bad stitches on the frankenstein's naked body. Mary goes from one stage of her life to the other and we still wait and wait for the magic to take place... but it does not take place... The film though reflect a bit on the process of frankenstei's character creation. There is also a very strong "between the lines" text that shows through: girls, never rely on men, they are all the same. Rely only on yourselves and never trust them. They break themselves and they will break you. Get the kids from them and run away! And live for yourself and never for him. they will give you an example how to do that: how to take love and care and be ungrateful, thy will never be there for you when you will need them the most, they will break you not today but tomorrow... better run away from them now!
It is a New Zealand comedy about two girlfriends who set up an agency for those who want to break up they do not know how. For a certain amount of money they will knock at the doors of your boyfriend and tell him a story of what happened to you and why you are not there anymore . They can even tell him that you passed away! . But they are not doing it all right of course. It is a comedy farce. It will entertain you the right way - will knock your brain out! The film is recommended to those of you who adore New Zealand cinematography and New Zealand sense of humor. There are some lovely moments that you will not forget
SEE YOU UP THERE NEW Umbrella Entertainment review by Gab Grech
Universal Picture Team, the organisers of the Mamma Mia premiere in Melbourne did ther best to create an atmosphere of celebration, and Europen feel party before the film screening, It twas un with a river of champagne, photos for yoru memory and red carpet. That was also an opportunity to socialise with friends and visiots, the guests of the premire event after a woring day. It was sensational! The film itself with the list of stars in the cast and ABBA music can not leave you not attracted and not touched. But in this particular picture the beauty and correct styling and make up , fashionable outfits, the accessories and the singers, European landscapes and just: sunny and perfect mood! The girl next to me and her friend were singing along in duo their favorite songs, our voices were going in unison sometimes and the next minute - it was the whole cinema theater that was singing along with us in enthusiasm... It was a real choir of the ABBA music fans. The music united us all: no matter what nationality we were, whom we loved or not loved or what religion we preached. We were all together in that love for music. We all have to lie with love in our hearts, bright and full of joy! Happiness is the purpose. Let our beloved ones remember us always gentle and tender, happy and calm, that is us who change the world and make it better through ourselves I think that the second part of the film was even more attrctive than the first I recommend everyone to go, leave their duties behind well forgotten and get melted in this film! Watch it! I highly recommend it to the teenagers expecialy as they are on their way to find their life paths. I also highly recommend it to the women - it is the MUST! Just get out of your houses and have fun together girls!
THE WIFE NEW icon review by Jeanette Russell
ADRIFT THE FILM TO PAY ATTENTION TO roadshow RATE: 8/10
The story was taking place in reality. I adore these two actors . The film is very interesting with an unexpected ending and a twist you would never imagine. It is hard to even imagine for a second what the two film heroes went through. I will tell you only one thing this adventure is lethal but i is not boring at all. The ocean is strong and the couple trying to survive and to find its way to the shores is like two small pieces of wood: they are going along with the mighty power of the water. The world of nature is cruel,it does not accept the mistakes. It tests you to your core. Its power is unlimited but very beautiful and attractive. they were my two favorite actors that played so well : Shailene Woodley is a sweetheart , she never disappoints: I could not keep my eyes off her: she is very simple and there is nothing seemingly attractive about her no long legs and stupid facial expression of the many Hollywood actresses, but she is so charming and has so much inner silent power that you ca not take your eyes away from her. She is not fake: she is realistic and she is alive. This attracts. Both her and Sam played extremely well. The film is a romantic drama. It is not a catastrophe nor it is any sentimental. The film has no note of fake and pretentious flavour at all. It is very realistic and very warm. It is human. It has lots of light and real feelings. It has a good dynamic and great development of characters and the story line is simply unbelievable It is romantic but there is no sweet and artificial aftertaste in this romantism. It is simple and natural like the nature itself that surrounds the main characters on their journey. The music is terrific and the colors of photography are simply outstanding. The film is not vulgar the love is shown as it is - in its pure openness and un-conditionally beautiful. I is no the movie that will strike you but it is not movie that will disappoint you - you will love it. Recommended highly.
OCEAN FILM TOUR 2018 website review by Ivan Lubkov
Ocean Film Tour Volume 5 brings the most challenging adventures from all around the world. Ocean Film Tour 2018 comes back with 6 new stories of brave adventurers challenging the most powerful force in the world that is the source of life, prosperity and sometimes even tragedies. All of the admirable adventures were done for raising awareness about the ocean pollution. The film starts off with the story “One-Man Show” about Yvan Bourgnon who sets out to singlehandedly navigate around the world without assistance or even modern navigation systems in a catamaran, perhaps the most challenging vessel possible. With the determination to fight sea pollution and support The Sea Cleaners he sets out on adventure that no man has ever thought possible. He had to sail on a boat that does not have a cabin, that is susceptible to capsizing and requires at least a two pair of hands to operate. During the journey he had to face storms that would damage or even destroy large ships and he had to sleep and steer the boat at the same time. He had to not rely on modern navigation such as GPS or phones. As the weather changes throughout the film the adventurer goes through different moods, sometimes joking, laughing and dancing but sometimes focusing on steering and staying awake for more then 24 hours without sleep. At some points in the film the challenge seemed too much to handle but with tears in his eyes he had to persevere and continue the journey. His story proves that the love for the clean ocean and dedication to the cause of cleaning pollution can undo the mistakes of people that have led to countless amounts of rubbish floating in the water around the world. The heart touching and motivating story of Yvan is followed up by “Big Wave Project” about 4 elite surfers Sebastian Steudtner, Garrett McNamara and Andrew Cotton riding huge waves in Nazaré, Portugal. The film shows the power and beauty of the huge waves in Portugal that captivate any viewer or surfer. The film continues with remarkable stories “Water II”, “VIMIZI”, “Paradigm Lost” and “My Private Monster” about the Hope Sports oceanic biodiversity protection zones, the source of corals, the life of the most versatile surfer and the seemingly impossible adventure of a wind server riding huge waves off the coast of Tasmania. Ocean Film Tour 2018 is would be enjoyed by anyone interested in adventures, beauty of water, the thrill of surfing and sailing. The humor of the adventurers throughout the film would make anyone laugh and the determination of the pollution fighters would show the reasons for keeping the world clean. Watching the film inspired me to help by at least taking 3 pieces of garbage from every beach I visit as the clean beach initiative “Take 3 for the sea” recommends.
SICARIO DAY OF THE SOLDADO BEST MOVIE OF THE MONTH roadshow RATE: 9.5/10
It is a storm! It is very intense and is done very naturally. The story line is strong and very engaging to watch and hook up. Some of the episodes are heartbreaking and the grand present of all very strong actors is feverish. The second film is very cool if I can ever use such word in describing the film. The character development is also quite sincere. You can see much thoughts were put in this second film to be as good as the first one. There are two reasons to see the film: passionate actors and great story line. I am usually not a fan of this genre but I loved this movie a lot. The film also focuses on the criminal world surrounding the Mexico and USA boarder and shows us the details we never thought take presence . The real life is more brutal I guess than any film. The mission is secret and is controlled by the US government. The task is to get large Mexican criminal cartels in war between each other. The criminal organisations are involved not in drugs nowadays but in people trafficking and making huge money out of the deals. There is a terrorist actions and police involved . You really need to keep the eyes on the screen to understand what is going on but it is extremely interesting to follow. The US specially trained agents got the daughter of the cartel's boss, a very influential criminal. She can not be killed as a witness of certain actions but the ordeal takes a different level of development because of that. The story is developing in a very clever way, you feel a part of it and I bet you will be glued to your chair watching it takes turns and U-turns.
We had a chance to see the new Jurassic World movie at the premiere. Alex was sad and disappointed however my expectations were met. I loved the new film. Brave heroes and very impressive graphics. The dinosaurs are all very good looking and handsome. There are not many of them left on the island. They are also facing the captivity and the cruelty of the human race who are always chasing their personal gains and money. We are responsible for everything we do and discover: science and technology is good as long as it does not damage the world around us. the less damage we make the more civilized the social structure is. If you do not care about who is around you: especially our smaller brothers and sisters, animals, helpless in what we surround them with, why do you call yourself human? It was interesting to observe the story like and the decisions the characters made. I like fantasy movies when they are very well made and thought through with love and care. The final of the movie is unexpected and we only hope it will not be the future of our planet. The picture has many story lines combined under one roof. It is very engaging to watch one after another changing and interacting with one another. Chris Pratt plays amazingly well and he opens up in this role. Bryce Dallas is warmer and much more interesting in this film.The girl involved in the film is very cute and she plays sensationally well. Romance between the main characters was a bit slow and not as detailed as we wanted to see it. But there is a strong friendship present which was very likable . Back to the main story: :can we really joke like this with the nature? Can we get involved in her grand plans? The humanity can not "tame" the nature, it is grand, we are her sons and daughter more than those who can influence its course. The closer we movie towards "taming" the nature the close we move to self destruction. ... and not only self but the rest of the living. We want to see the dinosaurs lie but does it worth the experience? Shall we rather care for what we have?
SHOW DOGS roadshow RATE: 6/5/10 It is the team with great results! Rotweller Max is a police dog and his human friend the agent of FBI are assigner to find the kidnapped panda cub. Their main credo is TEAM WORK. They attend one elite show dog event in Las Vegas in order to find the crooks. The theme of show dogs is discussed as well as the money they spend on grooming and training of their four legged friends. In the world of consuming the dogs are the perfect replacement for the kids for those with money who do not know where to spend them. You can do anything to your dog: love, pet, play and feed and you will never hear a complain in your address. No matter how much the rich people spend on their dogs there are always those who want to earn and want to earn a lot of money on dogs. The people sell dogs and make very good money in such deals. The market on dogs and their accessories is so big that there is even a movie about it! Max is brutal: he has no idea what waxing, grooming and dog washing is. Max s the police dog after all, he does not have tie for this. Max is a search dog too. But only together with his owner Max can be successful in his mission. Las Vegas is huge and tremendous as usual. The power of Las Vegas is in creative approach though. It is show must go on town. In all its glamour Max suddenly falls in love. Max and his owner become closer while searching and they have the same purpose: finding the panda cub is not easy Max and his owner becoming relatives: they are more lie brothers now. There are no kids in this film but the dog lovers are everywhere. They are so much preoccupied with their pets. I trust the dogs are the window to one's soul. They open you up like your kids, very similar and only dog owners will understand me. The quotes in this film are very funny and it worth watching the film just for such funny remarks.
Oh god... Is it the best horror film? What genre is it? It sounds more like the film for the small kids. There is everything there that we have seen before. The story seems un-thought and un-finished to say the least. It seems messy and all in different places. It also seems that at some stage the director was in the right state of mind and in the middles of the film he lost it (due to this film though) What is wrong with the girl who passed away in the family? Why is she terrorising her close ones and her mother who are alive? Oh well,am I asking you? Sorry as you seem very normal to me but the director... Anyway, please also answer: who was running the cast and why the boy who is doing last year of the school looks like he is 30 years of age? Who let him be in the school at this age? Nothing makes sense and as I mentioned above: the story line itself. I had an impression the story was written on the spot while the film was in development so odd it seems. More to that: I did not care about any of the characters in the movie and their "secrets" ,oh wait, there was a grandma too... The film lacks the idea as well as it lacks logic and bit of sense. The final is as silly as one can imagine. It is interesting but very stupid. Do we need to see part 2? No,please,no! Do not make it dear director. I just thought also this film might be a real piece of cake for those who have never seen good horror films before. For the experienced audience you will hear laughter in the cinema ,nothing else.
The idea of the film is absolutely great. The way the idea is delivered leaves us all in despair so badly i is done. Girls will go to see Jeremy Renner of course but that will be the only good part f he film I guess. But even for Jeremy the film does not worth seeing. It is hard to understand why: the moral is there, the tricks are fantastic, the humor is good but there is a sense of a cheaply made picture in every episode of it. Five friends play "tag" game for the last 30 years and one of them have never been a "tag". He is isolated for that reason. Two friends are in love with the same girl. They have their bad days: drugs, lactose intolerance and aggressive behavior. It all is mixed up as a badly made salad in one dish. The result is nothing-ness: it is not a social movie and it is not a comedy either as there is not much of all of it in the movie. It is simply too primitive to be a good film. More to that: it looks stupid and not engaging at all. I was please there were not bad swearing in the picture as that was the feeling of t throughout all the movie but "f" and "sh" words are present still. I guess there would be nothing else there to listen too as the text is written on a very low level too. The cast is brilliant and they all play very well and they are all look great or their characters however it losses its high level considering the above. Renner looks out of place in this film - nevertheless he tries his best but the bad movie can kill even the good actor. Isla Fisher looks neurotic but in place too. Annabelle Wallis role is not really fit into the film ad she played badly as an addition to her odd character The film would not worth your time unless you have to kill it. Again: the idea is marvelous however it s realisation is much much below the mark of "good". It is the film from the range of "forgettable"